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2023 Municipal Election

Several questions on April municipal election ballot

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On the April 4 municipal election ballot, residents will be asked to vote on a multitude of tax questions and propositions.

In addition to numerous contested races for city councils and school boards, voters across the county will also be asked to consider some questions. The Democrat is listing all ballot questions that were filed with the Pettis County Clerk’s Office for the 2023 municipal election, but only voters within each particular voting district will see the question on their ballot.

County of Pettis

Shall Pettis County, Missouri impose a countywide sales tax of three percent (3%) on all tangible personal property retail sales of adult use marijuana sold in Pettis County, Missouri?

Shall the county of Pettis impose a landfill fee of $1.50 per ton or volumetric equivalent of solid waste?

Pettis County Fire Protection District

Proposition H: Shall the Fire Protection District #1 of Pettis County, Missouri extend its boundaries to include all property formerly protected by the Houstonia Rural Fire Association?

City of Sedalia

Proposition A: Shall the City of Sedalia, Missouri impose a city sales tax of Three Percent (3%) on the sales of adult use marijuana sold at retail?

Cole Camp R-I School District

Proposition C.A.R.E.S: Shall the Board of Education of the Cole Camp R-I School District, Missouri be authorized to increase the operating tax levy to $3.2500 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation and to eliminate fully the Proposition C Sales Tax Rollback in its operating levy under Section 164.013 R.S.Mo. in order to provide additional funds to improve and maintain its facilities and meet the operating expenses of the District?

If this proposition is approved, the adjusted operating levy of the School District is estimated to increase from $2.7500, currently, to $3.2500 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the 2023 Tax Year and will be applied to the assessed valuation for each year thereafter.

La Monte R-4 School District

Proposition Vikings: Shall the Board of Education of the La Monte R-IV School District, Missouri, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount of Two Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,100,000) for the purpose of providing funds to renovate and expand the Library Media Center; to construct, equip, and furnish a new maintenance facility; to repair the North Wall at the Old Gymnasium; to replace the Gymnasium roof; to complete technology and safety upgrades District-wide; to the extent funds are available, complete other repairs and improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $0.9246 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.

Public Water Supply District No. 3 of Johnson County

Shall Public Water Supply District No. 3 of Johnson County, Missouri, issue its sewerage system revenue bonds in the amount of $5,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, extending, improving and equipping common sewer treatment facilities to serve properties within the District, the cost of operation and maintenance of said sewerage system and the principal of and interest on said revenue bonds to be payable solely from the revenues derived by the District from the operation of its sewerage system, including all future improvements and extensions thereto?

Sedalia School District 200

Proposition K.I.D.S: Shall the Board of Education of the Sedalia School District No. 200 of Pettis County, Missouri, be authorized to make permanent the current temporary operating tax levy of $0.8628 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation without an estimated increase in the levy in order to provide funds to complete extensive renovations at Sedalia Middle School, Smith-Cotton Junior High School, Horace Mann Elementary, and Washington Elementary/Whittier High School; to reconfigure existing buildings to allow for better distribution of students; to complete other renovations, remodeling and repair improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and to fund maintenance, supplies, staffing and other operating needs of the District?

If this proposition is approved, the current adjusted operating tax levy of the District of $4.0628 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation is to continue unchanged and the existing temporary levy of $0.8628 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation will become permanent after-tax year 2026.

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